Whirlpool Corporation is headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Outside of the United States, the top major appliance manufacturer in the world operates regional offices in Italy, Brazil and China. As of 2014, Whirlpool employed over 100,000 workers and generated $20 billion in annual sales.
Whirlpool and its subsidiary brands are available in 170 countries and operates 70 global manufacturing and technology research centers. It owns and markets several subsidiary brands including Maytag, KitchenAid, Consul and Bauknecht. Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized globally in several categories including leadership, workplace and innovation. Forbes has consistently ranked the company as one of the 25 most reputable companies in the United States.